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09-17-2008 05:07 PM

more light - 3 replies

hello all my shop is in my basement. i was thinking of painting the floor joists which aer exposed and the underlayment which is also exposed. i was wondering if it would reflect anymore light and brighten things up. any thoughts? thanks ernieb

08-06-2008 03:40 AM

strong rabets - 2 replies

i’m planning on making some boxes out of maple and cherry. my tablesaw is a pain to adjust in and out of 45 degrees so i have been experimenting with a rabet joint. i am using 5/8 thick stock and rabet out enough so that 1/4’’ remains. my question is that by using titebond 3 or an equal , in your opinion would glue alone be st...

01-13-2008 10:03 PM

making a deadflat workbench top - 24 replies

re-doing my shop and was wondering if anyone could recommend a specific material and/ or technique for a FLAT benchtop. my plywood supplier suggested 1 1/2’’ mdf or if the $$ doesn’t matter 3 layers of 3/4’’ baltic birch. the top i want to make will be 4’ x 8’ . thanks

11-26-2007 02:47 AM

scms dilemma - 4 replies

any thoughts out there on which scms (sliding compound miter saw ) they prefer. i’d like to hear from people who actually own the saw they are recommending. my top priorities are; accuracy/ crosscut capacity / and miter capacity. i’m a professional trim carpenter and need to rely on my saw everyday. thanks to all.

10-02-2007 04:04 AM

delta 22-580 13'' planer drive belt - 7 replies

hi last week while using the planer, i could smell hot rubber and after a minute the planer stopped feeding but the motor was still running . i shut it down and after disassembling the right side of the housing i found the cover for the belt housing . when i opened the cover the belt was inside the housing cover. about 3 inches of the belt had ...

09-10-2007 03:39 AM

woodworking drillpress - 9 replies

hello to all, i am new to this site but really enjoy reading the blogs, forums and seeing the projects you’ve made. i’ve been a carpenter since 1983 but began to be interested in furniture making and cabinetry in 2000. i really enjoy woodworking and being that i do this for a living, i’m always looking to pick up any info no ...

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